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Level: 3
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: NCTJ
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 36 weeks
When you'll study: TBC 9-5 for two days

About the course

Are you the next Fiona Bruce? Or possibly Eamonn Holmes? Or maybe you aspire to be in the next generation of journalists posting the news on the web? Either way, the industry is going through an exciting transformation at the moment and to be a journalist is more interesting than ever! Whether carrying out practical journalism through print or film, or learning about law, ethics and standards, this is the course for you. We will teach you all you need to know about the job in all the formats available, preparing you for a degree or that step into the outside world.

What you'll learn

This course covers the following subject areas:

  • broadcast journalism
  • shorthand
  • public affairs
  • media law
  • sports journalism
  • photography for journalists
  • and more!

Entry requirements

You will need to have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and maths.


Most units have exams and / or coursework.

What's next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to pursue a career in journalism within film, print, radio or online.

After you have successfully completed this course, you may be able to progress to a degree in journalism, or possibly take a side step to degrees in film or writing. The course is worth 48 UCAS points.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.